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  • Removing Window Tints

    I went to have a look at my ST at the dealer today. Previous owner has put tints all round (minus windscreen) I would like to remove the front side tints and just leave the back half. For safety at night and looks really.

    Best and easiest way to do this?

    On the upside the car is truly immaculate, not a mark on anything! Well happy

    Thanks
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  • #2
    I got stopped by the police and made to remove my front tints and they just peeled off no marks even

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    • #3
      No glue residue left over?
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      • #4
        just peal the film off and use a glass scraper and window cleaner to get rid of the glue, might take some doing but it will come off.

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        • #5
          I've been told to use a stanley blade scraper tool. £3.50 from B&Q, will that be ok?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Trist View Post
            No glue residue left over?
            just a very very slight bit but you couldn't really see it unless you was looking for it definately didn't need a scraper just a wipe over with glass cleaner. obviously different places use different films and methods though..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trist View Post
              I've been told to use a stanley blade scraper tool. £3.50 from B&Q, will that be ok?
              Yes mate if you need it to remove any glue that will be ideal
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              • #8
                we use one of those wall paper stripers at work to remove tints u know the one with all the steam

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                • #9
                  Cheers guys I've got all the tools ready + the wallpaper stripper
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                  • #10
                    just be careful trist,when i got pulled and the police pulled mine off they let so much residue,i tried everything even petrol but it was not coming off,looked **** and effected the windows when i wanted them down.This was down to the tinter using such strong adhesive so i imagine others could be like mine was.

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                    • #11
                      Cheers tom, I'll bare that in mind, I might get the dealer to pull them off.
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                      • #12
                        i had loads of glue etc when i had to take mine off, water and a stanley blade worked a treat!!!

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                        • #13
                          No scratches or marks left on the glass?
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                          • #14
                            Mine left a shed load of glue when i took the front tints off,i didnt have anythn to get it off so just used an old credit card..took hrs

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                            • #15
                              Thank god I've got next weekend free then
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